September is a busy month in the world of book blogging, and there are two events in particular that I’m planning to take part in. One is Book Blogger Appreciation Week (September 10-14) and the other is Bloggiesta (September 28-30).
The purpose of BBAW is, according to host Amy of MyFriendAmy, “to be a time where book bloggers can recharge, remember that what they do is important, and remind the rest of the world that we are here”. I haven’t participated in BBAW before, but I like the idea of showing some love to other book bloggers, as I truly appreciate what they do, and I love being part of the community.
Bloggiesta is a weekend hosted by Suey of It’s All About Books and There’s a Book, the goal of which is to spend as much time as possible working on your blog. Although I didn’t participate last year, I followed the posts of others and learned so much that was useful to me in improving my blog. But I have a lot more to learn, and so I hope by actively taking part this time I’ll be able to make some changes around here to have the blog looking all shiny and new.
Specifically, I’d like to:
– clean up my categories and tags
– integrate some content from my previous blog
– create a new header
– create a common post format for reviews
– set up Google Analytics (my husband has offered to help with this one, as he is much more techno-savvy than me)
And that’s just a starting point, as I’m sure I’ll get lots more ideas when Bloggiesta gets rolling.
Hope to see some of you around during these two events!